My research career began as an undergraduate student in geography at the University of Ottawa. I spent my first field season in the southwest Yukon investigating the seasonal variability of lake-water chemistry for my B.A. thesis, and then went on to pursue freshwater ostracode distributions for my M.Sc. I continued work in the Yukon for my Ph.D. quantifying postglacial climates and environmental change using aquatic organisms. During my post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto, I explored hydrological and climatological variability during the Holocene in Ontario's Hudson Bay Lowlands. This then led to a faculty position, and in August 2012, I began at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in the Department of Geography and Earth Science as an Assistant Professor, where my research program aims to better understand how freshwater environments have responded to natural events and anthropogenic activities on multiple timescales.